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Brookline Bylaw Banning New Gas Connections Ruled Invalid

In a major victory for HBRAMA, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ruled that a bylaw adopted last fall invalid. HBRAMA will vigorously oppose any bill filed by supporters of Brookline’s bylaw.

 

BBRS Extends Concurrency Period for Energy Code

The state Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) recently adopted an emergency regulation to extend the concurrency period of the new energy code for three months.

 

HBRAMA Develops On-Line Covid-19 Training and Certification for Residential Construction

To ensure housing construction proceeds as safely as possible during the pandemic, HBRAMA has developed this training course for home builders and remodelers throughout the state.

 

HBRAMA Opposes 1-year Moratorium on Evictions

The HBRAMA has joined with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and NAIOP Massachusetts, to oppose legislation that would enact an eviction moratorium lasting 12 months.

 

SJC Ruling on Abutter Appeals a Huge Win for HBRAMA

HBRAMA submitted an amicus brief in support of the defendants who were seeking to build a single-family home in a residential district of Sherborn that require a minimum lot of 3 acres. The SJC overturned their previous ruling at the Appeals Court.

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